Funniest Hurricane Irene Tweets: Social Media Mocks 'LetdownApocalypse'

By the time Irene descended on New York on Sunday, people took to Twitter with hurricane jokes.

As soon as the much-hyped Hurricane Irene passed over New York with the force of a tropical storm, the Twitterverse exploded with Irene jokes. “HurricaneIreneShouldHaveTaken” became a local trending topic, people began checking into “LetdownApocalypse” on Foursquare, and the hurricane’s funny Twitter persona, @Irene, began self-deprecating.